Intricacy and uniqueness are the substance of Indian weddings. India is a nation with assorted societies and customs and the rich social legacy of Andhra Pradesh is reflected in the way a wedding service is performed there. A decent number of ceremonies and traditions are included in a Telugu wedding. Each of the ceremonies has religious hugeness and bears association with each other. They are partitioned into three gatherings pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding customs.
The planning begins as soon as the day of wedding is decided. The groups of both the lady and man of the hour choose the muhurtham (the date and time of the wedding) by approaching a minister. Along these lines, the wedding arrangements initiate. The lady and the man of the hour and their guardians perform numerous customs with their companions and relatives additionally going with them. Numerous Telugu families take the endowments of their family divinity by performing a puja before beginning the wedding arrangements to avert any bothers amid the service.
- Muhurtham-the family soothsayer or a minister picks the ideal date and time for the wedding service. This is known as muhurtham.
- Pendlikoothuru-this custom is performed in the individual homes of the impending marrying couple. Haldi (turmeric) and oil is connected on the substance of the lady and the man of the hour for gleaming skin. Both the spouse and the lucky man put on new dress subsequent to washing up. The lady looks flawless with blooms embellishing her hair.
- Snathakam-the day preceding wedding, the man of the hour wears a silver string on his body. This custom is called snathakam.
- Kashi Yatra-the man of the hour presents the Vedic verses and afterward, act that he is not inspired by common joy and after that, claims to leave for Kashi. The spouse's sibling tries to persuade the man of the hour to assume the liability of his sister.
- Mangala Snaanam upon the arrival of wedding, the lady and the man of the hour wash up to plan for performing the sacrosanct ceremonies.
- Aarti and Ganesh and Gowri Puja-Aarti are performed so that the forthcoming marrying couple can proceed in their marriage existence with bliss. Ganesh and Gowri puja is performed at the wedding venue a couple of hours before the wedding.
- Kanyadaan-the lady's dad hands over the obligation of her girl to the husband to be. This service is called kanyadaan. The spouse's maternal uncle takes her to the mandap. The couple can't trade looks until kanyadaan is finished. A blind is put between them. After that the lady's guardians wash the groom's feet.
- Jeelakarra Bellamu and Madhuparkam-a paste of cumin seeds and jaggery is readied and the couple applies this paste to one another's hands. This intriguing custom is called Jeelakarra Bellamu which symbolizes the solid relationship between the couple. The shading white stands for virtue and red insignias quality and these are reflected in the custom Madhuparkam. The spouse wears a white sari decorated with red fringe and then again, the man of the hour puts on a white dhoti having a red outskirt.
- Sumangali-a wedded lady is known as a sumangali in Andhra Pradesh. Sumangali is an essential custom of a Telugu wedding. The spouse performs this custom with ten sumangalis. Six sumangalis hold plates that contain a blend of rice and haldi (turmeric) powder and four sumangalis hold little lights. Rice is typical of prosperity while the lights stand for trust.
- Mangalsutra and Kanya Daan Akshata-the drape put between the lady and the man of the hour is lifted so that the lucky man can tie two strings of mangalsutra around the spouse's neck. From that point, the couple trade laurels as a component of the Kanya Daan Akshata function. The sprinkling of bloom petals while they trade festoons upgrades the excellence of the service. The couple takes gifts of their older folks.
- Sthaalipakkam and Saptapadi - It is the seven pheras (steps) that the lady and the man of the hour together take around the heavenly fire. After the culmination of this custom, the lady's feet are enhanced with staggering silver toe rings by the man of the hour.
The spouse abandons her guardians' home and ventures in her in-laws' home with her spouse. Her in-laws and different individuals from the family give her a warm welcome. Grihapravesh of the spouse is performed terrifically with the groom's nearby relatives going with his mom in this custom. This is trailed by the custom of uniting the two strings of mangalsutra. This custom is performed inside of sixteen days after the wedding.